I went grocery shopping last night (yawn). Thursday is not my typical day to shop because when I get home from work I'm tired. Oh all right, I'm not tired. I'm lazy and hungry. You know that you should never go shopping when you’re
lazy hungry. So after dinner (which was unspectacular Sloppy Joes & tater tots. Don’t blame me for this meal the boys bought this while I was away and it needed to be used. Because the roasted red pepper pesto just didn’t sound good, jerks) I girded my loins, whatever that means, and went shopping. I bought $97 worth of groceries for $47. Not bad. Not as good as that coupon queen blogger that will buy $100 in groceries for .25 cents but respectable.
I made out so well using my patented (okay, not patented) method of grocery ad maximization and coupons. I’m not a big coupon shopper but I thought I’d throw in some to see if it would work. I’m pretty happy with the results. I got Pillsbury Pizza crusts for .45 cents each. I can’t make them from scratch for that. FYI, you will probably see a recipe or two using pizza dough soon. I’m thinking Calzones or pasties or some such thing.
This packing and moving crap is kicking my butt so my cooking (read: wine drinking) is going to suffer. Just wanted to let you know.
I haven’t made this in awhile but since tomatoes were on sale for .77 cent a pound this week and I have all the other ingredients that need to be used up (because the boys would rather have Sloppy Joes & Tater tots) I’ll be making it this weekend.
2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1 large sweet red pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chives
2 tablespoons parsley
2 tablespoons basil
1 tablespoon chervil
1 tablespoon tarragon
½ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cup canned vegetable broth
3 tablespoons tomato juice
1 medium onion, diced
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Combine tomatoes, pepper, garlic, chives, parsley, basil, chervil and tarragon in a large bowl. Gradually stir in oil, lemon juice, broth, tomato juice, onion and cucumber. Season to taste with salt and paprika. Refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with lemon slices sprinkled with paprika or be lazy like me and skip this part. Sure presentation is nice but this is for guys who want Sloppy Joes.
Just to give credit where credit is due this recipe is brought to you from my wonderful Benson & Hedges presents Recipes From America's Favorite Resorts. Oh, how I love this cookbook.
On a totally different note: I've only had one comment (so far, give me time I've only been doing this for a year and have pretty low stats. Good grief you guys why are you wasting time here? No wait, don't go. I didn't mean it.) that could be considered bad/uncomfortable/cut me off at the knees. I don't think I handled it well. I was pretty quick on the delete button trigger. Not like my friend Jessica. If you don't read her stuff you must now rush right over to check out her response to a snarky comment. It is priceless.